How to format your references using the Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (RSBMT). For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Cottrell GW. Computer science. New life for neural networks. Science 2006;313(5786):454–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Reya T, Clevers H. Wnt signalling in stem cells and cancer. Nature 2005;434(7035):843–50.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mathew-Fenn RS, Das R, Harbury PAB. Remeasuring the double helix. Science 2008;322(5900):446–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Neijssen J, Herberts C, Drijfhout JW, Reits E, Janssen L, Neefjes J. Cross-presentation by intercellular peptide transfer through gap junctions. Nature 2005;434(7029):83–8.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Irene EA. Electronic Materials Science. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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HSBA Handbook on Ship Finance. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Mulser P, Bauer D. The Ponderomotive Force and Nonresonant Effects. In: Bauer D, editor. High Power Laser-Matter Interaction. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 193–227.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical.

Blog post
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Hale T. Company That Upped Drug Price By 5,000% Reports $14.6 Million Loss In Three Months. IFLScience. 2015.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office. Student Enrollment and Attendance Reports in the Boston Public School System Are Substantially Accurate. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Vundavilli R. Bubble Removal in Microfluidic Devices Using Nanofibrous Membranes. Doctoral dissertation, Edwardsville, IL, Southern Illinois University, 2014.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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THEODORE HERMANBONNIE BURKEDANIEL ROTHFRANKLIN L TOWBERMARK ARONOFFKATHLEEN KELLY(Prof) HOWARD A SCARROWSTEPHEN JOEL TRACHTENBERG. Letters; America’s Burden in the Afghanistan Crisis Impotence in the Face of Soviet Aggression Let Russian Commerce Have an Ice-Free Port Set for San Juan Hill? The Sounds Of Mandarin Sex and the Monarchy A Single-Issue Party’s Clout Errant Philanthropy. New York Times 1980:The Week In ReviewE20.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1) (2).
This sentence cites four references (1) (2) (3) (4).

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
AbbreviationRev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.
ISSN (print)0037-8682
ISSN (online)1678-9849
ScopeParasitology
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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